December 8, 1980

Today In History

John Lennon is gunned down outside of his Dakota apartment in New York City

On December 8, 1980, ABC News announces the untimely death of one of the greatest musical legends of all time, John Lennon. Lennon, one of the founding members of the Beatles, was shot to death in front of his home at the Dakota in New York City that same evening upon returning from a recording studio with his wife, Yoko Ono. Crowds gathered in memorial around the Dakota for days following. Ono was given Lennon’s ashes, but chose not to have a formal funeral.

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